Pacific Outlook

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 1 December

TESS NEWTON CAIN | Solomon Islands focus shifts to Parliament Further to the riots of last week in Honiara, the weekend saw community… Read More

As Australia deploys troops and police, what now for Solomon Islands?

TESS NEWTON CAIN |  On Thursday evening, Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced Australia would deploy police, diplomats and defence force personnel to Solomon Islands “to… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 24 November

TESS NEWTON CAIN |  Elections in Tonga General elections were held in Tonga at the end of last week. Of a total of 26… Read More

(Re)focus on New Caledonia

TESS NEWTON CAIN | On 12 December 2021, the people of New Caledonia will go to the polls. It is the date that has… Read More

Reconsidering Australia’s interests after Glasgow

WESLEY MORGAN | Australia’s approach to international relations is defined by support for a rules-based global order. After Glasgow, it’s time to reconsider Australia’s national… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 17 November

TESS NEWTON CAIN | COP closes In Glasgow, COP26 has ended. As reactions and responses come in, it is clear that Pacific negotiators have mixed… Read More

Good COP, bad COP: Climate wins and losses from Glasgow

LESLEY HUGHES AND WESLEY MORGAN | COP26 has finished and the question on everyone’s minds is: “was it a success or a failure?” Climate change… Read More

The ultimate guide to why the COP26 summit ended in failure and disappointment (despite a few bright spots)

ROB HALES AND BRENDAN MACKEY | After two hard-fought weeks of negotiations, the Glasgow climate change summit is, at last, over. All 197 participating countries… Read More

The fate of our planet depends on the next few days of complex diplomacy in Glasgow. Here’s what needs to go right

WESLEY MORGAN | A new, grim projection, released overnight by Climate Action Tracker, has dashed the cautious optimism following last week’s commitments at the UN… Read More

Vanuatu: The view from the top of the Happy Planet Index

JAMIE TANGUAY | Vanuatu has recently ranked second in the Happy Planet Index (HPI)—a measure of efficiency in delivering long and happy lives… Read More

Social media and democracy in the Philippines
Labor’s 2030 climate target betters the Morrison government, but Australia must go much further, much faster
Myanmar's military mindset
The ‘rule of law’ as a political weapon in Cambodia

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